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Glenfiddich 50 second release

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Glenfiddich 50 second release

Postby Rob Allanson » Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:48 am

Glenfiddich has marked the second release of one of its rarest and most precious expressions of single malt whisky with a unique coming together of two 50 year old icons - as a highly covetable bottle of Glenfiddich 50 Years Old was met outside the doors of Warehouse 8 by an iconic 1960 AC Aceca vintage car .

With a strictly limited supply of just 450 bottles - just fifty are released worldwide each year - the second release of the Glenfiddich 50 Year Old is a significant landmark in the history of single malt whisky and an occasion eagerly awaited by whisky connoisseurs around the world.

The 50 bottles will now travel to some of the world's most prestigious airports, retailers and high-end establishments, where they will retail for £10,000 per bottle.

Brian Kinsman, Glenfiddich's sixth Malt Master commented: "Having gently aged in the semi-darkness of Warehouse 8 for half a decade, the Glenfiddich 50 Year Old is a true reflection of our dedication to producing the ultimate single malt Scotch whisky."

To taste, the Glenfiddich 50 Year Old is initially sweet with a zesty orange marmalade and vanilla toffee, which then cascades through a wonderful series of layers: aromatic herbs, floral and soft fruits, silky oak tannin and hints of gentle smoke. The finish is exceptionally long with a touch of dry oak and the merest trace of peat.

Brian Kinsman said: "The nose of the Glenfiddich 50 Year Old is beautifully harmonious with an uplifting, vibrant and complex aroma. It's a real honour to be part of a single malt whisky that represents the very pinnacle of our whisky-making expertise."
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